I love my Speedy Auto, but I still pee a little when I see a Speedy Pro. Les Zetlein writes a very cute review of the Pro and mentions that Buzz Aldrain actually hated his Speedy. This, however, is a GREAT exchange:
“Yes,” said Carretta, “I’m looking for a high-quality, accurate but sturdy chronograph that can time events up to 12 hours.”
“Hmmmm. Manual wind or automatic?”
“Doesn’t matter, as long as it can be wound by hand as well.”
“May I ask what sort of things you’ll be timing? Long distance motor races?”
“Yeah, something like that.”
“Well, we have several here, but you can’t go wrong with the Omega Speedmaster. Manual wind 17 jewel Swiss movement, stainless steel case, easy-to-read dial with hours, minutes and seconds read-out, and legendary Swiss quality. Specially designed with motor races such as Le Mans and the Indy 500 in mind. Only thing is, it’s a little expensive.”
The manager pursed his lips, thinking. “I can let you have it for just under $100. That’s a good price for a quality timepiece like that.”
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